Cadbury owner Mondelez is expecting further margin opportunities for the remainder of 2015.

Pricing, productivity pay off for Mondelez

Actions taken on pricing and moves to improve productivity appear to be paying off for Mondelez International....

Kam Tai attributes success to health and quality focus

BRICs and beyond: Kam Tai's Chinese growth story

Last year, more than 400 local companies in Dongguan, a major manufacturing city in China's southerly Guangdong province, went bankrupt as C...

Unilever'd head of refreshments details plans to grow in ice cream

Analysis: Unilever's global ice cream push

Unilever is the world's largest ice cream maker but the FMCG giant is not resting on its laurels. Kevin Havelock, president of refreshments,...

Online FMCG sales jumped 34% in China in 2014, Kantar has said

Talking shop July 2015 – online occupies retailers

The rapid development of online retailing has long been a key part of the strategic direction of global food retailers. While the channel re...

Campbell should avoid deals in lower-margin fresh food and instead build scale in centre of store

Campbell Soup Co.'s M&A plans should avoid fresh

Campbell Soup Co. has looked to inject growth into its business through acquisitions in recent years and the indications are this is likely...

Unilever CEO: “In food... our priority now is to get the business growing.'

On the money: Unilever aims to get food growing

Unilever has said it wants to move its food business to a new growth phase by investing in areas that offer the greatest top-line potential...


On the money: Mead Johnson wrestles with "irrational" China market 24 Jul 15

Mead Johnson's business in China has come under pressure and was a factor in the US infant formula group's profit warning earlier this month. Low dairy costs and downbeat consumer sentiment have sparked fierce competition on price and Mead Johnson is uncertain when conditions will ease. But it insists it is investing for long-term growth in the country.


10 things to learn: Campbell Soup Co.'s plans for growth 23 Jul 15

Campbell Soup Co. is undergoing some significant changes in response to a new economic reality and shifting consumer preferences. These changes are both structural and cultural. On the one hand, the group wants to leverage its scale, on the other, it recognises the need to be "agile" and adopt a "challenger mindset".

Thought Leaders


Bel international reach offsets Europe challenge

Hannah Abdulla | 31 Jul 15 Bel insisted it 'strengthened' market share in western Europe

Bel Group has reported higher first-half sales and profits, with the French cheese maker's international reach offsetting stagnant sales in Europe.


Maple Leaf hails "progress" as Q2 losses narrow

Dean Best | 31 Jul 15 Maple Leaf positive about rest of 2015

Maple Leaf Foods president and CEO Michael McCain said today (31 July) the Canadian group was "pleased with its progress" in the second quarter, with volumes up, margins improving and losses narrowing.


BRF benefits from foreign exchange

Hannah Abdulla | 31 Jul 15 BRF reported a jump in net profit, and sales for Q2

BRF saw an improvement in its profits during the second quarter, with the meat group benefiting from the translation of its international sales into its weaker domestic currency, the Brazilian real.

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Briefing: Interview: Gluten-free early-mover Mrs Crimble's plots future growth 31 Jul 15

Dean BestMrs Crimble's eyeing interest in healthier products with NPD

Mrs Crimble's was one of the clutch of brands Tesco listed when it set up a dedicated free-from fixture in the UK a decade go, a move seen as key to the early development of the category in the country. With gluten free now a crowded market, how can Mrs Crimble's continue to grow? Dean Best met with Gareth Toms, the company's international commercial director, to discuss its plans.


just the answer: Happy Family CEO Shazi Visram on baby and beyond 30 Jul 15

Hannah AbdullaShazi Visram, CEO, Happy Family.

Happy Family, the US organic baby food maker acquired by Danone in 2013, has enjoyed rapid growth. In 2006 the company reported turnover of US$115,000. This year it forecasts turnover of $130m. And its quest for further expansion has seen the firm move into adult snacking with the launch of Shine Organics pouches. Hannah Abdulla catches up with CEO and founder Shazi Visram to talk about how the company has evolved and how it has benefited from the tie-up with Danone.


The bitesize interview: Flapjacked rides on back of protein buzz 22 Jul 15

Hannah AbdullaFlapjacked co-founder, David Bacon.

US protein-based pancake mix maker Flapjacked has just launched its second product - muffins - to try to tap into growing demand for on-the-go protein products. Launched in 2012 by husband and wife team David and Jennifer Bacon in 2012, the company believes consumers do not just want protein but better-for-you products. Hannah Abdulla learns more.

Maggi crisis results in Q2 loss for Nestle India arm

Hannah Abdulla, just-food editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 29 Jul 15

After a particularly difficult quarter in India where it became the centre of the country's worst food scare in a decade, Nestle has reported a loss in its India business for the second quarter of the year.


Ex-Golden Wonder boss named Seabrook Crisps chairman

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 27 Jul 15

UK firm Seabrook Crisps, which last week announced a private equity-backed management buy-out at the business, has appointed Paul Monk, the former chief executive of Golden Wonder, as its new chairman.


PZ Cussons shines light on doing business in Greece

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 21 Jul 15

Food is a small part of the portfolio at PZ Cussons, the UK-based FMCG group better known for brands including Imperial Leather soap and Charles Worthington shampoo. However, the company is a major olive oil manufacturer in Greece and today (21 July) indicated how it is navigating the country's ailing economy.

How are food's giants performing in China?

How are food's giants performing in China?

The recent easing of China's economic growth has weighed on the local operations of some of the food industry's majors.

ConAgra to quit private label

ConAgra to quit private label

It is not even three years since the US group became the largest own-label business in the country through its acquisition of Ralcorp Holdings. Now ConAgra's new CEO has decided it is time to sell the under-pressure unit.

Sustainable sourcing: the latest developments

Sustainable sourcing: the latest developments

just-food looks at the sustainability of supply chains for four key commodities: palm oil, cocoa, soy and sugar.

Nestle's Maggi noodles under scrutiny

Nestle's Maggi noodles under scrutiny

Regulators in India have questioned the safety of Maggi noodles on sale in the country. Nestle has insisted the products are safe but have recalled the lines for fear of "consumer confusion". Now officials in Singapore and the UK are testing products on sale in their markets

Management briefing: just-food’s industry outlook for 2015

Management briefing: just-food’s industry outlook for 2015

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